Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

Recent Articles
  • Fall arrives in Chicago with 3rd day of record-breaking heat

    CHICAGO –The first day of autumn will bring record-breaking heat to the Chicago area, with the high expected to reach 96 degrees Friday. The city has already hit 93 degrees so far, shattering the old record of 92 degrees for this date, posted back in 1956.  And it’s 24 degrees higher than the average. This is the third day of record-breaking heat in Chicago. Typically, by the end of September, hardy, weather-tested Chicagoans are ready for 70 degree weather with hooded sweatshirts, sweaters, and […]

  • Deadline arrives for dozens of homeless to move ‘Tent City’

    CHICAGO — The city set a 7 a.m. deadline before it forced dozens of homeless people to leave their encampments under the Lake Shore Drive underpasses. As the deadline came this morning, Pastor Fred Kinsey from Unity Lutheran Church had a message for the two dozen homeless residents of Tent City. “We know the struggle is going to continue, whatever happens today and in the weeks to come,” he said. Soon, streets and sanitation workers collected tents and whatever was left […]

  • Surveillance video captures man attempting to grab female store clerk

    CHICAGO — A man is captured on surveillance video allegedly attempting to sexually assault a female store clerk in Lincoln Square. It happened on Thursday around 3pm at a perfume store at Western and Lawrence. The suspect pretended to be a customer, and initially said he wanted to buy perfume for his girlfriend. When 26 year-old Dulce Carreon realized this wasn’t an attempted robbery situation, but rather a possible sexual assault situation, she ran-off to a nearby Walgreens. The suspect […]

  • Improvised bomb injures 22 on London subway train

    LONDON —A homemade bomb exploded on a packed London subway train during rush hour on Friday, leaving 22 people injured, police and health officials said. None of the injured is thought to be seriously hurt. Police say the explosion was a terrorist attack, the fifth in Britain this year. Britain’s domestic spy agency is helping out in the investigation. Police were alerted to an incident at 8:20 a.m. local time (0720GMT) after commuters reported a noise and a flash aboard […]

  • Irma: Flooding hits Jacksonville, Charleston and Savannah

    Editor’s note: This is a developing story that is being constantly updated as the storm progresses. Also, follow our live updates here. After breaking records in Jacksonville, Florida, Tropical Storm Irma continued to move north, flooding parts of coastal Georgia and South Carolina and lashing metro Atlanta with strong winds. Two storm-related deaths were reported in Georgia, where Irma uprooted large trees. A South Carolina man was killed by a falling tree limb. Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, two popular […]

  • 9/11 memorial services held in Chicago-area on 16th anniversary of the attacks

    CHICAGO — The victims of the September 11th attacks are being remembered Monday at events around the Chicago area. Monday marks the 16th year since planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Nearly 3,000 people were killed in what is considered the deadliest attack on U.S. soil. In Chicago, a plethora of services are being held to commemorate the lives lost 16 years ago. Firefighters at Engine Company 42 at Illinois and […]

  • 3 found dead in Joliet home day after party

    JOLIET, Ill. — Three people were found dead in a house in Joliet, a day after a party at the location. Joliet police were notified about a death investigation on Thursday and arrived at the home around 3 p.m. to discover the bodies of three individuals shot to death inside the residence. The police believe the shooting took place overnight at the party. They informed the public that this is not considered a random act and they believe the victims […]

  • Humboldt Park church volunteers heading to help Harvey victims

    CHICAGO — More than a dozen volunteers from a Chicago church are heading to Texas to lend a hand. The group from New Life Covenant Church left early Monday morning for Rockport, Texas, where 30,000 families lost their homes. Among the volunteers are carpenters, an auto mechanic and someone who’s skilled at cleaning up debris. New Life’s pastor was in contact with a pastor at a Texas church who said they were in need of help. The group will spend […]

  • New immigration law put to test after man being held at McHenry Co. Jail

    WOODSTOCK, Ill. — A man in McHenry County charged with domestic battery, is being held in jail due to immigration issues and his attorneys said that’s in violation of the newly signed Illinois TRUST Act. Attorneys for Niceforo Hernandez-Macedo, 46, will be at the county jail Monday to get him released from bond under the new TRUST Act. They are arguing that the sheriff is violating the law by refusing to release their client and are calling the sheriff’s actions […]

  • Comfort dogs leave Illinois, bound for Texas

    NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Not all aid to the Texas flood victims is financial or physical; as emotions run high following the devastations, some of it is also very personal. Several “comfort dogs” are on their way from Northbrook to Houston to provide emotional support for flood victims. Lutheran Church Charities began its comfort dog program after Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and now has about 100 dogs nationwide. The dogs from Northbrook will be flown to Texas by a volunteer pilot; […]